UPDATE 6 Sept:
No, I haven’t worked on my General in the last week or so, and, No, I haven’t done anything with Echolink yet. However, the other day I did figure out today how to send APRS messages with my handheld. I sent a few test messages and I also was able to spot myself on the map. Since I am in Grand Rapids, MI at the moment, I may have another try at it. Shouldn’t be all that different, I suppose.
Yes… that worked:
ORIGINAL Published on: Aug 6, 2014
Or I should say this is Kilo Charlie Niner Zulu Juliette November
This morning I chatted briefly with one of the congregants after Mass who is also a frequent commentator here and who is also a HAM radio operator. Our chat reminded me that I have left these matters languishing for a while. No, I haven’t done my General exam yet.
We may need these skills when … you know.
So! Here’s a little contact just to rev things back up.
Who out there is on the air?
UPDATE 6 Aug:
There have been a couple developments. Not only have many hams chimed in, there is some talk of using Echolink.